I've been asked why I never blog about the horses any more. Or the calves.
Well folks, we're having the most bone-chilling winter in many years. There just haven't been many days when I want to even venture out of the house. Cliff does the daily feeding, bless his heart.
Most years, it takes a rainstorm to keep us from taking our daily walk. This year it feels like we miss about every other day, on average.
Most years, we're able to sneak a motorcycle ride in at least a couple of times a month in winter. Not this year.
I have to tell you, it's making me grumpy. All it does to Cliff is cause him to lay in bed longer in the mornings, sipping his coffee, but it makes me a nag.
Me: "I just got the Quiktrip bill AND the Conoco bill; do you know how much gasoline we charged last month?"
Cliff: "Well, we seem to run the roads every day; maybe we should cut back on gasoline use by staying home more."
Me: (Thinking how boring this long, cold winter will be if we have to stay house-bound) "No, that's not the solution; it's OK, we have the money to pay the bills in full. But it's our vacation money." That last statement really isn't true, but I thought it sounded good. So obviously the bad weather is making me a liar, too.
It goes on, but it only turns uglier. And I wouldn't want you folks to think I'm anything less than Mary Poppins.
Oh, someone asked, referring to the jokes and videos I post here, "Where do you get all this stuff?"
Usually they are sent to me in my e-mail. If it makes me smile, I figure it'll do the same for you. I don't know about where you live, but we in Missouri need every smile we can get this winter.